Department of Art Events

Oct 17
Krause Gallery Exhibit: "(Not) Dead"10:00 a.m.

(Not) your paint-by-the-numbers kit from Michaels. (Not) something your five-year-old could make. (Not) an image instead of an object. (Not) an object instead of a...
October 16–20
Lawrence Hall, LaVerne Krause Gallery, Room 101

(Not) your paint-by-the-numbers kit from Michaels.

(Not) something your five-year-old could make.

(Not) an image instead of an object.

(Not) an object instead of a image(???).


(Not) Dead is a collection of visual statements by Izzy Cho and Tricia Knope. This is a painting show(???) satirizing painting and its dichotomy between elitist inaccessibility and ubiquity within popular culture.

Oct 19
Closing Reception: Krause Gallery Exhibit - "(Not) Dead"5:00 p.m.

(Not) your paint-by-the-numbers kit from Michaels. (Not) something your five-year-old could make. (Not) an image instead of an object. (Not) an object instead of a...
October 19 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, LaVerne Krause Gallery, Room 101

(Not) your paint-by-the-numbers kit from Michaels.

(Not) something your five-year-old could make.

(Not) an image instead of an object.

(Not) an object instead of a image(???).


(Not) Dead is a collection of visual statements by Izzy Cho and Tricia Knope. This is a painting show(???) satirizing painting and its dichotomy between elitist inaccessibility and ubiquity within popular culture.

Oct 19
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series- Stanya Kahn6:00 p.m.

Stanya Kahn, George and Matilda Fowler Lecture Stanya Kahn is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in video with a practice that includes performance, writing, sound,...
October 19 6:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, Room 177

Stanya Kahn, George and Matilda Fowler Lecture

Stanya Kahn is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in video with a practice that includes performance, writing, sound, drawing, painting and ceramics. Humor, pathos and the uncanny emerge as central modes in a hybrid media practice that seeks to re-work relationships between fiction and document, the real and the hyper-real, satire and sincerity, narrative time and the synchronic time of impulse.

Kahn is a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow in Film/Video. Recent exhibitions include Marlborough Contemporary, NY; Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles; Weiss Berlin; Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK; the New Museum, New York, NY; and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York. She has shown at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; the2010 California Biennial; and Rodeo, London, UK recently. Her collaborative work with Harry Dodge has shown at Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York; the 2008 Whitney Biennial; the Sundance Film Festival; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Modenr Art, New York; ZKM Karlsrühe; among others. She was a contributing writer, performer and costumer on the feature film By Hook or By Crook. Her writings and drawings are in multiple publications including Die Laughing (2nd Cannons Publications), It's Cool, I'm Good (Cornerhouse Publications), Abstract Video (University of California Press), among others.

This lecture is made possible by the George and Matilda Fowler Endowment Fund.

Oct 26
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series- Nancy Shaver6:00 p.m.

Nancy Shaver: “50 Years: Learning To Be An Artist” “I am an artist, and collector of visual sensation. Observation, for me, is a critical tool for identifying spaces...
October 26 6:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, 177

Nancy Shaver: “50 Years: Learning To Be An Artist”

“I am an artist, and collector of visual sensation. Observation, for me, is a critical tool for identifying spaces between mass culture and the individual. Daily errands, chores, and daily exchanges for carrying out getting from A to B are the vehicle for examination. For me, art takes place in these gaps. Specific gaps which define a present situation, personal or global which is always moving. Moving fast, out of grasp, constant flowing information, changing always. Art, for me, happens in conjunction with decoration, and is always fighting decoration. The activity of the agreement of art and decoration, or the battle of it are truly engaging for me.” - Nancy Shaver

Nancy Shaver is faculty at the Milton Avery School of Graduate Studies, Bard College. Shaver's work was presented in a solo show at Derek Eller Gallery in summer 2016. She has been part of the Greater New York show 2015 MoMA PS 1, Queens, NY as well as in Robert Gober's "The Heart Is Not a Metaphor" at MoMA, New York, NY. She currently has work in VIVA ARTE VIVA! the 57th Venice Biennale 2017. She has received a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, and Anonymous Was A Woman award. She has been in collaboration with Maximilian Goldfarb and Allyson Strafella to present art in an experimental viewing station in Hudson, New York called Incident Report for the last 10 years. Shaver lives and works in Jefferson and Hudson, New York.

Nov 9
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series- Morehshin Allahyari6:00 p.m.

Morehshin Allahyari: “On Digital Colonialism and Monstrosity” Morehshin Allahyari is an artist, activist, educator, and occasional curator. She is the recipient of the...
November 9 6:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, 177

Morehshin Allahyari: “On Digital Colonialism and Monstrosity”

Morehshin Allahyari is an artist, activist, educator, and occasional curator. She is the recipient of the leading global thinkers of 2016 award by Foreign Policy magazine. Allahyari was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States in 2007. Her work deals with the political, social, and cultural contradictions we face every day. She thinks about technology as a philosophical toolset to reflect on objects and as a poetic means to document our personal and collective lives struggles in the 21st century. Allahyari is currently an artist in residence at Eyebeam’s one-year Research Residency (2016-2017) in NYC where she is developing a new body of work on Digital Colonialism and ‘re-Figuring’ as a Feminism and de-colonialism practice, using 3D scanners and 3D printers as her tools of investigation. Researching dark goddesses, monstrous, and djinn female figures of Middle-Eastern origin, Allahyari devises a narrative through practices of magic and poetic-speculative storytelling, re-appropriation of traditional mythologies, collaging, meshing, scanning, and archiving.

Allahyari has been part of numerous exhibitions, festivals, and workshops around the world including Venice Biennale di Archittectura, Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal, Tate Modern, Queens Museum, Pori Museum, Powerhouse Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Jeu de Paume, Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, Museum für Angewandte Kunst. She has been an artist in residence at BANFF Centre (2013), Carnegie Mellon University’s STUDIO for Creative Inquiry (2015), Autodesk Pier9 Workshop in San Francisco (2015), and the Vilém Flusser Residency Program for Artistic Research in association with Transmediale, Berlin (2016). Her work has been featured in the New YorkTimes, Huffington Post, Wired, National Public Radio, Parkett Art Magazine, Frieze, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, and Al Jazeera, among others.

Nov 9
Jan Verwoert, "Live Through This: The Fate of Public Voices"—Guest Lecture6:00 p.m.

Jan Verwoert, an influential cultural theorist and art critic based in Berlin, will address the existential condition of critical writing. "The model of one person passing...
November 9 6:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium

Jan Verwoert, an influential cultural theorist and art critic based in Berlin, will address the existential condition of critical writing. "The model of one person passing judgment on others has become ridiculous,” he says. "Art, life, politics—we're in it together after all, even and especially now that societies are forcefully split. What does it take for a voice to articulate intuitions and observations in a manner that allows for very different people to relate to a public thinking process? Urban satire can do it. Is this because laughing at the state of the world awakens a sense of grotesque, yet fateful connectedness?"

Two times and locations:

November 9, 6 p.m., Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum

November 14, 6 p.m., 177 Lawrence Hall, University of Oregon, Eugene


This lecture is made possible by the Connective Conversations, Curator and Critic Tours and Lectures, a partnership between The Ford Family Foundation and the University of Oregon School of Art and Design.

Nov 14
Jan Verwoert, "Live Through This: The Fate of Public Voices"—Guest Lecture6:00 p.m.

Jan Verwoert, an influential cultural theorist and art critic based in Berlin, will address the existential condition of critical writing. "The model of one person passing...
November 14 6:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, Room 177

Jan Verwoert, an influential cultural theorist and art critic based in Berlin, will address the existential condition of critical writing. "The model of one person passing judgment on others has become ridiculous,” he says. "Art, life, politics—we're in it together after all, even and especially now that societies are forcefully split. What does it take for a voice to articulate intuitions and observations in a manner that allows for very different people to relate to a public thinking process? Urban satire can do it. Is this because laughing at the state of the world awakens a sense of grotesque, yet fateful connectedness?"

Two times and locations:

November 9, 6 p.m., Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum

November 14, 6 p.m., 177 Lawrence Hall, University of Oregon, Eugene


This lecture is made possible by the Connective Conversations, Curator and Critic Tours and Lectures, a partnership between The Ford Family Foundation and the University of Oregon School of Art and Design.

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